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Importance of cognitive engagement for people with mild dementia

Importance of cognitive engagement for people with mild dementia

Cognitive impairment is one of the defining features of dementia. In the milder stages of the disease, it is the most disabling and distressing feature for the individual and so has a massive impact on their family. The signs of cognitive impairment begins to reduce...

Current Treatment Based Practices in the Dementia Market

Current Treatment Based Practices in the Dementia Market

Dementia is an umbrella term that involves a group of disorders caused by abnormal brain changes. These changes trigger a decline in cognitive abilities, impairing patients’ daily life and independent function. Dementia can also affect behaviour, feelings, and...

Calling all Admiral Nurses

Calling all Admiral Nurses

Dementia is a progressive disease and efforts to tackle and combat it also need to be progressive. BrainBerry, the brains behind the COSMA Dementia Therapy app, are looking for Admiral Nurses and other professionals with an interest in helping people with Dementia....

Yoga – more than just a stretch

Yoga – more than just a stretch

There is a growing number of studies which show that yoga and other mindful meditation exercises and techniques can aid in enhancing calmness, and over time help with anxiety and depression.  One particular study found that some regions of the brain were exceptionally...

A New Personalised Therapy to Tackle Dementia

A New Personalised Therapy to Tackle Dementia

Dementia currently affects over 850,000 people in the UK and this figure is rising year on year.  Currently the only validated medical intervention is drugs and these only provide a temporary relief to some symptoms. A Loughborough based medical and technology...

Dementia vs Cosma

Dementia vs Cosma

Our preliminary feasibility study evaluated whether COSMA can support cognitive improvement in healthy subjects. It included 20 healthy volunteers where their brainwaves were measured with EEG whilst using/playing the COSMA software for a week, every day for 20...

Emotional Wellbeing Study – Greece

Emotional Wellbeing Study – Greece

Our pilot emotional well-being study was conducted in the Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH) research centre in Greece with people with dementia. Particularly 15 participants played the COSMA games: with Alzheimer’s disease or Vascular dementia (mild AD, moderate...

University of Leicester Study

University of Leicester Study

Our preliminary feasibility study evaluated whether COSMA can support cognitive improvement in healthy subjects. It included 20 healthy volunteers where their brainwaves were measured with EEG whilst using/playing the COSMA software for a week, every day for 20...